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Eurostat News Reports that 41% of Scientists and Engineers Are Women in Employment

In 2022, there were over 7.3 million women employed as scientists and engineers in the EU, a whopping increase of 310,500 compared to the previous year. This accounts for an impressive 41% of the total employment in science and engineering. Women working in this field were predominantly employed in the service sector, making up 46% of all scientists and engineers in this sector. However, only 22% of those employed as scientists and engineers in manufacturing were women.

The proportion of female scientists and engineers varied widely among EU Member States in 2022. Denmark, Lithuania, and Bulgaria had the highest proportions of women in this field at 53%, 52%, and 51%, respectively. On the other hand, Hungary, Finland, and Germany had the lowest proportions at 31%, 32%, and 34%.

The highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations were observed in regions at level one (NUTS1) of the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS). In Lithuania, for example, over 64% of those employed in science and technology were women. The French region of Corse had a share of almost 64%, while Latvia had around 63%. At the other end of the scale, regions with the smallest proportions of females employed in science and technology were recorded in Italy’s Nord-Ovest region (around 45%) Malta (around 46%) and Italy’s Sud region (around 46%).

This news item marks International Day for Women and Girls Science celebrated on February eleventh.

By Editor

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